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Climate Policy and Technological Innovation and Transfer: An Overview of Trends and Recent Empirical Results

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  • Ivan Haščič


  • Nick Johnstone


  • Fleur Watson


  • Christopher Kaminker


Technological innovation can lower the cost of achieving environmental objectives. As such, understanding the linkages between environmental policy and technological innovation in achieving environmental objectives is important. This is particularly true in the area of climate change, where the economic costs of slowing the rate of change are affected to a great extent by the rate of innovation. This paper provides evidence on the generation and international diffusion of selected climate change mitigation technologies (CCMTs) and their respective links to key policies. The data covers a selection of technology fields (renewable energy and ‘clean’ coal) and all countries over the last 30-35 years. L’innovation technologique peut abaisser le coût de la réalisation des objectifs environnementaux. A ce titre, il importe de comprendre les liens entre politique de l’environnement et innovation technologique dans la mise en oeuvre des objectifs, notamment dans le domaine du changement climatique, où le taux d’innovation a une forte incidence sur les coûts économiques du ralentissement du phénomène. Le présent ouvrage fournit des données sur la création et la diffusion internationale de certaines technologies d’atténuation du changement climatique, et sur leurs liens avec les principales initiatives des pouvoirs publics. Les données portent sur un éventail de domaines technologiques (énergies renouvelables et charbon propre) et, pour tous les pays, sur les 30 à 35 dernières années.

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Environment Working Papers with number 30.

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Date of creation: 15 Dec 2010
Handle: RePEc:oec:envaaa:30-en
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